11. Appreciate your parents. When they die, you become an orphan.
My folks are in their mid 70’s now, living several states away. Every time we go visit them, they say something like “Wow, I cant believe how big your kids have grown!” I guess it means I don visit as often as I should. That being said, I do make it a point to call them every Sunday. Usually, it is 15 minutes of chatting about updates on how everyone is doing.
Being a father helps me appreciate the time and effort that they put into raising us. Had it not been for us, my dad could have pursued his dream of flying. He flew a Cessna back in college. But then with the wife and kids, he had to give up that expensive hobby in return for a family and knowing he did the right thing.